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Spring 2019 Registration is Open

Registration for Spring 2019 is open. Click on the Spring Registration link to the right. 

NOTE: Registration will close for ages 6- 12 on February 28, 2019. Players seeking to register after that date will be wait-listed. For ages 13-16 registration will close on March 21.  Players of all ages who register after February 28, 2019 will be assessed a $15 late registration fee.

To participate in spring ball, players must be 6 years old by August 31, 2019, and may not turn 17 before May 1, 2019. For ages 6-13, the baseball age is based on the player's age as of August 31, 2019.  For ages 14-16 Babe Ruth League follows the national organization age cutoff of April 30, 2019.

For fees see the Registration page,

Umpire Registration

Please click on the link to the right. Youths must be at least 12 years old as of April 30, 2019 to umpire in DGYB. We will provide training. There are a limited number of spots so register soon. Returning umpires are also asked to register.

New Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, North and South Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA)

In 2019 all new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2019.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABat mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

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2018 General Membership Meeting and Election of Officers

The DGYB Board of Directors annual General Membership townhall meeting with an election of two officers to the Executive Committee did take place on Thursday November 8th. Chairman Dunn reviewed 2018 and informed the audience that DGYB has plans to add outdoor player/coach skill training. The Sox Academy will provide instructors to work with each team ages 8-16. April 20 and May 5th will be the primary dates. Look for an email in the coming weeks.

Mr. James Tremmel and Mr. Jim Sharwarko were elected to terms as Vice-Chairman and Treasurer. Many Thanks to Jim and Jim for their service to the community.

Chairman Dunn presented two important bylaws revisions for ratification. Moving into 2019 DGYB will now hold the General Membership meeting in the Spring likely an April date. Potential nominees for Executive Committee positions must contact the committee chairman by January 15th.

In an effort to drive community participation the board will move the meeting into the Spring. We plan to combine league information with overall organization reporting and election of officers on the same evening.

DGYB Board of Directors

In Memory of Our Friend and Colleague Joe Koma

In Memory of Joe Koma

Joe Koma, the longtime DGYB Director of Field Maintenance, passed away suddenly on January 5, 2018. Joe was a selfless volunteer who worked countless hours maintaining our playing fields and field equipment. He was the ultimate behind the scenes volunteer who made our fields playable even in conditions that shut down fields elsewhere. Joe also served many years as a Scoutmaster. Downers Grove lost a true friend to our youth.
Our Condolences to Joe's family. His colleagues on the DGYB Board will miss Joe greatly.


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